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Building Bridges: The Battle to Save the Post Office with APWU Pres Dimondstein and Danny Glover

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Building Bridges: The Battle to Save the Post Office with APWU Pres Dimondstein and Danny Glover

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
The Peril for Postal Workers and Post Offices, Why Weâre Boycotting
Staples and Opening a Window for "Postal Bankingâ
Mark Dimondstein, Pres. American Postal Workers Union (APWU)

In the battle to save the Post Office and good union jobs, protests have
escalated into a national boycott of Staples for the proposed deal with the
Post Office to privatize retail postal services. Internal USPS documents
reveal that the Staples deal is an attempt to reduce the cost of âtraditionalâ
postal union labor and shift it to low-wage labor. While the Post Office tries
to save money by degrading their workers' remuneration, it ignores a
proposal by its own Inspector General - postal banking. President
Dimondstein said "basic, non-profit banking would be a great and real
benefit to the people of this country, and a good answer to what I call 'the
Wall Street Banksters,' who devastated the economy and with it the lives
of millions of people."

Danny Glover Joins the Battle to Save the Post Office

Danny Glover gave an impassioned speech on the final day of the APWUâs
Convention, declaring that he would be part of the fight to keep the Postal
Service in the hands of the people. As the son of postal workers, Glover
described how his parentsâ involvement in the union influenced his life,
pointing out that they became postal employees shortly after the U.S.
armed forces and federal employment were integrated in the midst of a
great movement in the country. He said the fight against turning over
postal duties to Staples and the campaign to use the USPS âfor the many
varied services it has the capacity to performâ are important. âWe, the
people, own our post office, And weâre going to fight for that and we will win.â
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